There are only two powers in the world: fear and love. We either act out of fear of we act out of love. What do you choose fear or love?
We have a lot of emotions, but if you bring all emotions back to their essence only fear and love remain (and sexual energy, but I’ll write about that later). If we act out of love we give, because we want to give, we don’t expect anything back, we don’t need anything or anybody. We are so much in love with the world, with all the souls around us we just give our love. For free. We give, because we want to give.
If we act out of fear we don’t give freely. We give, because we are afraid. We give because we want something back, in return for our gift.
If I love myself, am happy with myself I can be me. The real me. If I have enough love for myself I can start giving love to other people. For free, because I have enough love and because I like to share my love.
If I don’t love myself enough, I will always be in need of the love of other people. If I can only half fill up my own glass of love, I always need somebody else to fill up the rest of the glass.
If I give a present out of love I never expect anything in return. Not even the approval of my present. If I give a present out of fear, I expect a ‘reward’. That reward can be approval of the present or another sign ‘that I did good’. You probably know people around you who give presents and almost demand to know what you think of their present. They are after approval, the are after a sign that you ‘love’ them. Mostly they are also the people who will tell you how hard they have tried to find you the perfect gift. They do that because they want recognition. People who act out of love will also try to find you the perfect gift, but they will not brag about it. They just do it, because they love you.
There is a lot of fear in this world. Fear for a different color, race, sex, religion. Most of them are fear for ‘the unknown’. As soon as we are getting out of our comfort zone we start acting as primates. Now every act we do, is back to basic: fear of love. If we act out of love, we are open minded. We look at another culture, another race, another religion with a warm, open mind. It might not be our way, but it is another way that works for other people. Maybe we can even learn something of it.
If we act out of fear we don’t open our heart and our mind. We start rejecting it, without even looking at it or researching it. We start to act superior, aggressive. Not because we really dislike the other race, religion but because we are afraid. Because we can’t love. We don’t have enough love for ourselves, so we are not able to open up to people, cultures, things outside of our comfort zone. The problem is not the other person, not the other culture, not this other thing outside of us, the problem is within us.
Nelson Mandela already said it: “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
To be able to love another, to be able to have an open mind we first have to be able to love ourselves. That can be a long road, but it’s the road to endless bliss, to endless love. It’s up to you what you choose: fear of love.